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My Downsizing Journey – Opening Box Number 19 and What I Found Inside Broke My Heart
3 months ago

My Downsizing Journey – Opening Box Number 19 and What I Found Inside Broke My Heart

I remember the morning 9 years ago when I woke up still in Brazil thanks to lingering jet lag. I had just spent a beautiful Christmas with my son and …
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Downsizing Your Shoes – How to Walk Away from A Footwear Obsession!
3 months ago

Downsizing Your Shoes – How to Walk Away from A Footwear Obsession!

Shoes. Shoes. Shoes.

Most of my girlfriends have warned me that shoes would be the hardest category of clothing to reduce. My friend Maureen says she’d have trouble choosing 100 …
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Reinventing How Women Over 60 Live in Retirement
3 months ago

Reinventing How Women Over 60 Live in Retirement

We urgently need to reinvent how women live in retirement. Here’s how we might do it. There’s a lifestyle shift in progress as single women are searching for new ways …
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Looking for a Roommate After 60? Don’t Forget to Talk About Money
3 months ago

Looking for a Roommate After 60? Don’t Forget to Talk About Money

We all know that money is that last taboo topic, causing more embarrassment, secrecy and shame than even conversations about sex.

So, if you’re making plans to live with a …
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Living with Roommates in Retirement – The Golden Girls Were Right!
3 months ago

Living with Roommates in Retirement – The Golden Girls Were Right!

Many of us share common fears as we enter retirement. We fear financial challenges, failing health and feelings of disconnectedness as we grow older. The good news is …
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Shared Housing For Seniors – Solutions for Income and Companionship
3 months ago

Shared Housing For Seniors – Solutions for Income and Companionship

Arnie calls her home “my accordion house” and laughs.

It’s a huge Victorian building in the center of Concord, New Hampshire. Arnie inherited it from an aunt who lived on …
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4 Ways to Downsize the Memories That Are Amplified When You Let Go of Stuff
3 months ago

4 Ways to Downsize the Memories That Are Amplified When You Let Go of Stuff

When I began my reductionist initiative a few years ago, I assumed I would actually end up with fewer things to think about.  Less stuff to worry about and more …
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When It Comes To Downsizing, It Helps to Give Up Your “Just in Case” Bag
3 months ago

When It Comes To Downsizing, It Helps to Give Up Your “Just in Case” Bag

I watched a TED talk once by Jaime Lerner who was the major who transformed a city in Brazil called Curitiba.  He talked about downsizing and redesigning a city and …
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5 Reasons Downsizing is One of the Most Courageous Things You Can Do!
3 months ago

5 Reasons Downsizing is One of the Most Courageous Things You Can Do!

Contrary to popular belief, the process of downsizing is super easy. All it really involves is three things. First, penetrating awareness that you have way too much ‘stuff’. Second, a …
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How Letting Go of My Cake Cutter Demonstrates the Emotional Complexity of Downsizing!
3 months ago

How Letting Go of My Cake Cutter Demonstrates the Emotional Complexity of Downsizing!

Downsizing is always a personal journey. For older women, in particular, the downsizing lifestyle involves a major shift in mindset. We don’t just have a few things here and there …
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